RIT has more than 1000 students enrolled in RIT undergraduate and graduate degree programs around the world! These RIT campuses and partner universities include: the American College of Management and Technology (ACMT) located in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the American University in Kosovo located in Pristina, Kosovo; Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) located in the Dominican Republic; and RIT Dubai located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Students studying at these RIT partner universities earn an degree and diploma accredited by RIT. Our campuses abroad also enhance global learning outcomes as students studying in Rochester, NY and around the world are encouraged to participate in study abroad and international research experiences within the RIT global network. Learn more about each of our global partners and contact us today to find out more!
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The American College of Management and Technology (ACMT) established a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1997. Croatia’s Ministry of Science, Education and Sports wished to establish a private institute of higher education in Croatia and reached out to RIT based on its history of excellence in career focused education. Over 500 students are enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in Hospitality and Service Management as well as Information Technology. Students also benefit from an array of liberal arts courses in language and culture, business electives and participate in a co-operative education work experience.
ACMT’s vision is to be recognized as a leading learning provider for students who seek both knowledge and career experiences in management and technology. This vision includes educating students from around the world. ACMT students come from Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. It is also a popular study abroad option for students at RIT as well as other U.S. and European colleges and universities.
“The four years I spent at ACMT was the most astonishing experience of my lifetime. I dare to say that everything was perfect: a beautiful town, a friendly and helpful staff, professors with first-hand industry knowledge, and great classmates from all over the world with whom I have enduring friendships. ACMT gave me an advantage and I found myself in an excellent position after finishing college. ACMT is an opportunity that should not be missed!”
- Aleksandar Ćorsović, Class of 2005, Hometown: Podgorica, Montenegro
“I loved studying at ACMT because it gave me a unique education and connected me to my Croatian heritage, which I adore. Stuyding in Dubrovnik was also amazing. To me, the city exudes poetic romance, captivates me with its culture and fascinates me with its history. When I graduated from ACMT I was awarded with a fantastic degree and, along with that, many cherished memories and friends that will last a lifetime.”
- Amanda Grbavac, Class of 2001, Hometown: Perth, Australia
For more than a decade, RIT and Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) have collaborated to provide affordable high quality educational opportunities to students from the Dominican Republic, including degree programs, faculty development, and short-term training. These programs have produced substantial results -- since 1998, more than 300 students from the Dominican Republic have received degrees from RIT through the RIT/PUCMM partnership programs.
RIT Dubai was established in 2008 to provide world-class educational university programs in the United Arab Emirates for students from the Middle-East, North Africa and South East Asia. RIT Dubai currently enrolls over 200 undergraduate students, offering majors in three different areas of study: Business and Management, Computing and Information Technology, and Engineering. Graduate degrees are offered in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, MBA, Service Leadership and Innovation, and Networking and Systems Administration. These unique degree programs are designed with a global focus, to prepare students and professionals for careers with multinational corporations operating worldwide. At RIT-Dubai, the standards are high, the faculty committed to teaching, and the pace of learning fast – similar to what one might find in a multinational corporate experience.
Dubai is an exciting, multi-cultural environment which embraces technology and is proud to hold the world’s modern day marvels—providing a unique living laboratory for students and faculty. RIT-Dubai curriculum has been developed to support the need for personal and professional development, economic growth, and human capital development in Dubai and the Gulf region.
"Although RIT is generally considered to be a school famous for its majors in science and technology, I found its business programs are also in high quality with committed faculty and cutting edge courses. The multicultural environment helps me to enrich my experience to fit the global business world. The students are nice and hard-working, and you can make great friends here."
- Yin Zhi, MBA, 2011, Hometown: Shaanxi, China
"The EE program gives us not only exposure to one of the most experienced faculty and interesting people from different walks of life and situations but also tasks which keep challenging us in ways that are new to us. Because I received a scholarship, it helped me settle down in a place like Dubai and fulfill my dream of earning a quality American degree from a reputed university like RIT."
- Mohan Ramdas, Electrical Engineering, 2011
It all started with a vision of a high quality, American-style university for Kosovo, an institution to promote economic and institutional development by educating the next generation of leaders. The American University in Kosovo is the result of that vision. In March of 2002, community, government and business leaders began to explore the possibilities. Initial funding came from the Fund for the Reconstruction of Kosova, made up of the voluntary contributions of the Kosovar Diaspora living all over the world. In 2003, the American University in Kosovo was established as Kosovo’s first private university and reached out to the Rochester Institute of Technology as its partner in education.
Today, over 600 graduate and undergraduate students are enrolled at this university. Undergraduate students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Arts and Sciences with an option for professional concentration areas in management, information technology, public policy, economics and statistics, and media and graphic communications. Student can also earn a liberal arts minor in policy, economics, legal studies and international relations. Graduate students earn a Master of Science degree in Professional Studies with concentrations in service management, project management, infrastructure development and public service. The American University in Kosovo provides the foundation for students to not only adapt to the constant change within the technical, managerial and business environments, but also to be its leaders.
The American University in Kosovo attracts students from more than 20 different countries. It offers students a great opportunity to interact in a multinational classroom and get better prepared for the globalized world we live in. The university strives to demonstrate its philosophy of tolerance and diversity, promoting these same values within the greater society.
“The American University in Kosovo provides the best education opportunity in the region. As a third year student, my experiences have been unlike any other. Firstly, courses at the American University in Kosovo taught me how to be pragmatic and be ready for the business world. Secondly, this university enabled me to establish a network with people who will help me throughout my career. Finally, the American University in Kosovo offered me the opportunity to do internships and be involved in different research projects which I believe will help me tremendously in the future. Thank you.”
- Agon Nixha, Senior at the American University in Kosovo, Hometown: Gjokova, Kosovo
“I am from Austin TX in the United States. One of my main goals after high school was to get out of the city and see the world. So, the American University in Kosovo was the perfect opportunity to go abroad and get a quality education. It's been an experience that I won't soon forget. I got to immerse myself in the Albanian culture while in a friendly authentic atmosphere. This excellent university has been challenging, but well worth it.”
- Tyler Wetzel, Sophomore at the American University in Kosovo, Hometown: Austin, Texas
As a major technological university, RIT offers innovative programs and world-class facilities that are designed to prepare you not only for today’s competitive workplace but for the challenges you will face tomorrow.
Study Abroad at RIT offers students studying in Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo the opportunity to live and study at Rochester Institute of Technology as an integral part of their education. Outstanding undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to study on the main RIT campus in Rochester, New York for the spring or summer term. Students will pay the tuition rate of their home university for their study abroad term and get to enjoy all the same benefits and amenities as RIT students living and studying in the United States.
Through the Study Abroad at RIT program, students are given the opportunity to experience college life on an American college campus, take specialized courses that may not be available to them at their home university, further develop English language skills, and build long-lasting friendships and colleagues with students, faculty, and staff.
Students will live in either the RIT dormitories or RIT Global Village housing, both of which are located within walking distance to all classrooms, studios, labs, dining facilities, the Wallace Library, the Gordon Field House and Activities Center, and all the other many amenities on the RIT campus.
Become a part of a vibrant and connected global community while studying at RIT! Interact with people from different cultures and from every continent. Gain experience and build an understanding of cross-cultural issues all while working and having fun with your fellow students on campus.
"Studying at RIT NY is one of the best decisions I've made in my life as it has given me the opportunity to benefit from a truly global experience, right from the opportunity to work with a variety of different individuals who come from culturally diverse backgrounds, up to the extremely friendly and welcoming staff who helped make the transition a whole lot easier. This, along with presence of world class faculty and facilities and the wonderful change of scenery, truly makes this experience one of a kind."
- Deepak Chavan, RIT Dubai, Study Abroad to RIT 2010
"Being a student at the American University in Kosovo, I always tried to picture what our partner school in the U.S is like and hoped to be a part of it at least once. I am pleased to say that my RIT adventure surpassed all of my expectations.I admired everything: its diversity, size, classes, simply everything. It is a place that is full of innovation, and filled with bright, interesting faculty,students and staff. I have to admit that at first it was scary to come from a little place like Kosovo and adapt myself to a new environment, but in no time the spirit of the tiger kicked in. It is a once in a lifetime experience, and I recommend it to all of you. Challenge yourself, it is worth it! "
- Dafina Syla, AUK, Study Abroad to RIT 2011